Interest: Photography, Nature Observation, Health & Fitness, Nutrition, Shinrin-yoku
quote:Originally posted by dougz
quote:Regular rice takes too much fuel to cook, even when I'm canoe camping and can carry a lot more fuel than backpacking.
Yup, that's why I'm going to have to go 'instant'.. The whole grain instant option sounds good, as does the dehydrated cooked rice.
I'll have to try each of them, see how well they cook and taste.
I use to dehydrate my own rice but it is a hassle. What I find is that it takes longer to rehydrate the rice so it is not just a matter of heating it up...it requires boiling water and rehydrating so I have since bought the Minute Rice (photo)...as I mentioned it is precooked and moist in the package but you still have to cook it a bit more. I just add boiling water...wait several minutes then ready to eat.
Interest: Backpacking, running, snowshoe and xc ski racing, plus enjoying grandkids, finding new places to get to know, a little rockhounding, and petting my cat.
A word on quinoa. I precook mine and dehydrate it, so in a sense it becomes instant like rice. Unless the box says pre-rinsed, if you cook it on the trail don't forget to rinse it first to get the saponins (sp?)off, otherwise it's bitter.